Online Learning Update

July 5, 2021

Online learning should change the way that exams work

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

Linda Rowan and Fiona Murray, University World News

Recent reports of University of Auckland students allegedly cheating in online exams highlighted the potential for dishonesty in a trust-based system. But the problem also highlights a tension between cultures: the increasingly online world of higher education, and the everyday world of students. This has made ‘cheating’ in exams a more complex and evolving question than it once was. It is evident that the tertiary environment is evolving and students have demonstrated their creativity in banding together to solve problems in a modern way. Now is the time for examiners and exams to get smarter, too. Traditional ways of operating are behind us. We need to keep moving forward – away from the comfortable and into the confusing jungle of synthesised, regenerated and expanding knowledge.

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